As future executives and specialised personnel, university graduates are vital to international companies. The goal of the research was to find out if and in what areas of compliance young professionals must be sensitised and trained to avoid legal and ethical violations.
To support this, an online survey was conducted amongst more than 1,500 students at Swiss universities to examine their attitude and knowledge of corruption.
The results show significant gaps amongst all students regardless of their field of study. The degree of ignorance was extremely high concerning the problem of corruption abroad. All this underlines the major need for awareness raising and sensitisation.
ProjectCorruption – An unknown risk?
LeadSwiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) More about Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE)
Project LeaderHauser Christian More about Hauser Christian
Involved partiesPRME Business Integrity Action Center
Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF)
Transparency International Schweiz More about the involved
TeamKronthaler Franz More about Kronthaler Franz
Research fieldsCorporate Responsibility More about Corporate Responsibility Internationalisation More about Internationalisation Sustainable Development More about Sustainable Development
The following former employee of University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons also worked on the project:
- Katharina Becker
- Becker, K., Hauser, C. & Kronthaler, F. (2013): Fostering management education to deter corruption: What do students know about corruption and its legal consequences?, in: Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 60, No. 2, P. 227–240.
Internationalisation and Supply Chain
The project has been implemented by the Swiss Institute for Entrepeneurship (SIFE), in cooperation with PRME Business Integrity Action Center, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) and Transparency International Schweiz.